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- Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic Closures A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.
- First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.
- Robin Williams Parkinson's Connection Has Some Patients Worried Actor and comedian Robin Williams was privately battling Parkinson’s disease when he took his own life this week, according to his wife.
- What Robin Williams' Death Tells Us About Parkinson's Disease Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.
- Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said "it's just like getting your oil changed."
- ALS Association Invites Chicago To Take Ice Bucket Challenge You might have seen Patrick Kane do it, or Blackhawks teammate Andrew Shaw. The Chicago chapter of the ALS Association is hoping you'll take the ice bucket challenge too.
- Durbin: Trauma Center At U Of C Hospital "Not A Casual Decision" U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was trying to stay out of the dispute over whether the University of Chicago Medical Center should open a trauma center on its Hyde Park hospital campus.
- Liberian Leader Stops In Chicago To Discuss Ebola Outbreak Republic of Liberia Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan spoke to people of Liberian descent, asking them to help educate family back home.
- State To Hold 'Town Hall' Meetings On Medical Marijuana One meeting will be held Aug. 20 in Chicago at Northeastern Illinois University.
- New Vaccine Requirements For Illinois Students Illinois requires students enrolling in school to be up-to-date on immunizations. Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist or a medical doctor.